How Did Syria Control the Pandemic So Well?

The American Herald Tribune newspaper, in an article by the Australian writer Tim Anderson, has hailed the measures taken by Syria to control the spread of COVID-19 pandemic despite the unfair western economic siege it has been suffering.

"This was not due to luck, nor to a laissez-faire Swedish style practice, as some pandemic denier friends of Syria have reported. On the contrary, the Syrian government: (1) took the virus threat seriously, communicating and maintaining trust with the Syrian people; (2) imposed strong quarantine and sanitary controls, but kept them under revision, flexible and targeted, so far as possible; and (3) imposed its quarantine and sanitary measures rapidly, well before the first infection was even detected," Anderson said in his article.

American website: Caesar Act is fraudulent by claiming to “protect civilians”

WASHINGTON- The American website "Antiwar" has stressed that the US aggression being launched on Syria reached this month, June 2020, a new level with extreme sanctions known as the "Caesar Act", a fraudulent law that claims it “protects Syrian civilians”.

"The Caesar Act is fraudulent by claiming to “protect civilians”. In reality, it punishes and hurts the vast majority of 17 million persons living in Syria. It will result in thousands of civilians suffering and dying needlessly," the website said.

The website added that the United States is still impeding humanitarian and relief aid deliveries, stressing that the US and EU blocked all aid for reconstruction and the US and allies were intent to NOT allow Syria to rebuild and reconstruct.

Trump called journalists 'scumbags' who should be 'executed,' according to John Bolton's new book

Former National Security Advisor John Bolton recounts in his forthcoming memoir that President Donald Trump said members of the news media are "scumbags" who should be "executed."

The Washington Post, which obtained a copy of Bolton's book "The Room Where It Happened" before its June 23 publication, reported that according to Bolton, Trump made the comments during a July 2019 meeting in New Jersey, where the Trump Organization owns a golf course and resort.

America under Trump rogue elephant in the international system: ex-Indian diplomat

NEW DELHI, (ST)- M.K. Bhadrakumar, a former Indian diplomat, has criticized the US international policy, pointing out that it is practicing “hypocrisy” particularly in dealing with international organizations.

“Trump’s diatribe against the ICC exposes the hypocrisy of the American policies, which keep blabbering about a “rules-based” international order while acting with impunity wherever it chooses, for geopolitical reasons,” said Bhadrakumar in an article in the News Click newspaper.

America’s withdrawal from Paris Agreement on climate change, UN Human Rights Council, UNESCO, WHO and ICC in addition to imposing unfair sanctions on sovereign countries like Syria prove that America under Trump has now become the rogue elephant in the international system, the former Indian diplomat added.

OECD: The world is facing the most severe economic recession in nearly a century

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said that coronavirus has triggered the worst global recession in almost 100 years and laid out two scenarios for its impact on the world economy.

The Paris-based agency said Wednesday it expects the global economy to contract 6% this year before rebounding in 2021, a prediction that ranks among the gloomiest offered by multilateral financial institutions. It warned that a second wave of coronavirus infections would lead to even more disruption and economic scarring.

How Did These Ancient Syrian Artifacts End Up at the Met?" Asked the OBSERVER.

"How art travels around the world, away from its place of origin, is a process that’s received much attention recently as governmental investigative bodies work to return looted artifacts to their rightful owners. Tomorrow(31 October 2019), the Metropolitan Museum of Art will launch an exhibition called “Rayyane Tabet / Alien Property” that will examine the specific process of transference underwent by ninth-century B.C.E. stone reliefs that were excavated from Tell Halaf, Syria at the beginning of the 20th century by German archaeologist named Baron Max von Oppenheim" wrote Helen Holmes for the Observer.

Biden says there's "absolutely" systemic racism in law enforcement and beyond

Former Vice President Joe Biden says there is "absolutely" systemic racism in law enforcement, but noted the problem is much broader than just law enforcement. Biden made the comments in an interview with "CBS Evening News" anchor and managing editor Norah O'Donnell in CBS News' primetime special "Justice for All."

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